edward h. harriman
Edward Henry Harriman was born in Hempstead, New York in 1848, the son of an Episcopal minister. At the age of fourteen he went to work as a runner in a brokerage office in New York and at twenty-one he was a member of the New York Stock Exchange. Harriman became interested in railroading and made that his life's work. He always loved the outdoors and horses, especially roadsters and trotters. In the early 1890s Harriman gained control of Historic Track in Goshen, New York and conducted amateur races and horse shows there. He built up his own stable, with W. J. Andrews in charge. Harriman owned and drove many good horses, including Stamboul, John R. Gentry and Elsie S. Arden Homestead Stable, which he founded, is still racing today. E. H. Harriman died in Arden, New York in 1909.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals